Bound To Stay Bound

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 Go, little green truck!
 Author: Schotter, Roni

 Illustrator: Kuo, Julia

 Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 22 x 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 789716 ISBN: 9780374300708
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Trucks -- Fiction
 Farm life -- Fiction
 Farmers' markets -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

Little Green is a proud and strong pickup truck who loves helping with chores, but when Farmer Gray buys a big new blue truck, Little Green is left to rust in a pasture until the farmer's daughter, Fern, suggests they fix him up and use him for such gentle jobs as going to the farmers' market.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.70
   Points: .5   Quiz: 192249

   Kirkus Reviews (12/01/15)
   School Library Journal (01/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 01/01/2016 PreS-Gr 2—Little Green is a busy truck: He picks up packages from the post office, fetches groceries from the market, and hauls pot-bellied pigs to their sty. Little Green shines with pride and delights in helping Farmer Gray on the farm, until one day, when he is replaced by a shiny new blue truck. Blue is stronger and has more room—he can carry pigs, goats, and cows—so Little Green is left behind in an empty meadow while new Blue gets to be busy with chores on the farm. Lonely, rusty, and sad, Little Green sits and waits for his chance to shine again. And the chance sure does come when Fern, Farmer Gray's daughter, suggests they sell the farm's produce at the new farmer's market in town. Little Green enjoys a fresh scrubbing, a new engine that runs on eco-friendly oil from the farm's vegetables, and, best of all, a new paint job. Ready to rumble again, Little Green is the perfect farmer's market truck in all seasons, carrying produce to and from the market and attracting cheer and admiration from market-goers and other happy trucks along the way. Filled with colorful artwork and expressive details, the illustrations lend themselves to the wholesome and somewhat retro quality of the book, which will delight readers of all generations. Little Green introduces children to seasonal produce and farm vocabulary, as well as eco-friendly concepts like alternative fuel sources and the benefits of buying local farm produce. VERDICT Little Green is sure to be a favorite of farmers market fans.—Natalie Braham, Denver Public Library - Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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